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    Replacement parts for discontinued road shoes?

    I purchased a pair of Nike Hautacams for $20 at a local reseller. One little scuff on them. The appear to have never been ridden.

    I am missing an insole for one of the shoes and I was wondering if the cam buckle, if it breaks, can be replaced with a SIDI. The cam does have an allen screw that appears to attach to the shoe.

    The insole might be hard to find as it is thin and stiff. I checked my running shoes and my hikers. My hikers were marginally closer to the overall thickness than the running shoe.

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    IMO, insoles are pretty much insoles. While not 100% cross-compatibility, it's pretty darn close as long as you stay with shoes of the same type of fit (snug / relaxed). I've used the same in my cycling shoes, inline skates, ski boots, and ice-climbing boots. All stiff-soled shoes with a contoured footbed. My winter cycling boots can successfully use the same insoles as my running shoes and my hiking boots. Flexible sole and a flatter foot bed.

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    Interesting question.

    I'm still riding a pair of Nike Lances from c.2005 and have never found a source for spares for them. Very good shoes though, I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Gaunt View Post
    Interesting question.

    I'm still riding a pair of Nike Lances from c.2005 and have never found a source for spares for them. Very good shoes though, I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
    I understand the Hautacams to be the Lance without a color or some marginal difference. Could be wrong.

    Just to be on the safe side I emailed SIDI and asked them. Surprisingly they emailed back and said that they were unfamiliar with the Nike line and that SIDI parts are made for SIDI shoes. However, they posted links to there parts Ebay page. I took a look at the cams and the cam straps. They look really close. Like close enough that if I needed to make it work it probably would. My Nikes have an allen screw for the buckle, the SIDIs have a phillips. Visually they look similar. The cam strap slides out of the Nike, again, visually looks similar to the Nike.

    Perhaps I can swing by an LBS and see if they have parts or find a buddy that has SIDIs to take apart.

    What would make someone give up a great pair of shoes with nary a scratch on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_like_cereal View Post
    What would make someone give up a great pair of shoes with nary a scratch on them?
    1) an on-line buy, wrong size, couldn't be bothered to return them
    2) part of the whole "healthier lifestyle, new and better me" package. You know, when people swear to give up on smoking, cut down on drinking, and start exercising regularly. Then after the 3rd ride they discover that their own commitment had about the same staying power as a politician's promise, and eventually they decide to get rid of the evidence of their naivety.

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